If you are one of those who the first thought of the morning is about having a good cup of coffee, you’re not alone.
To prepare the perfect cup of coffee is not anymore a secret and you can prepare the best cup of coffee every morning if you follow these tips.
Tip 1 Buy Fresh Beans.
Experts, chefs and baristas will recommend you to buy the best coffee beans you can afford, a good idea is to find a local roaster and buy your coffee beans there.
One good advice to keep your coffee beans fresh is to storage the beans in dark containers and well closed, light and oxygen are not good friends of coffee beans and with time they can turn bad.
Once you grind coffee beans they will start losing their freshness, a good advice will be to grin the amount of coffee you need every time you want to make a cup of coffee.
You can find in the market a good quality grinder, there are a few manual hand grinders or you can go for an electric one.
Don’t grind more coffee that the amount you will use to only use fresh grinded coffee.
Tip 3 Use Good Water.
A cup of good coffee is made of 96 % water and 4 % coffee.
When you use water with chlorine or off flavors, this will not help you to have the perfect cup of coffee.
The best water you can use to prepare a cup of coffee is the water you get from bottled spring water or activade-charcoal filters on their taps.
Don’t use softened or distilled water, to make a good coffee you need water that kept its minerals, as these are essential to prepare a good coffee.
Some of the new coffee brewing appliances will have a charcoal filter to keep the taste of chlorine out of the coffee.
Tip 4 Find Good Quality Coffee Filters.
Trying to save some money on coffee filters will not help you to prepare the best coffee cup at home.
My recommendation will be to get coffee filters “oxygen-bleached” or “dioxin-free” paper filters.
These filters are know as good because they deliver the maximum flavor from the coffee.
One “con” would be if you grind the coffee too fine, these filters may allow the sediments through.
Tip 5 A good coffee measure.
To get the best taste of the coffee you need to keep on the measure that most experts recommend.
To prepare a good cup of coffee the standards recommendation is to measure 2 level tablespoons of coffee per 6 ounce cup and for a 8 ounce cup you will need 2 3/4 tablespoons of coffee.
Tip 6 Water Temperature.
If you make a cup of coffee with too hot water this may ruin your coffee, as extreme hot water tend to make bitter coffee.
The best water temperature recommended to make a good coffee is about 200 F or 25 seconds before water starts to boil.
Once you make coffee, it won’t last long with its best qualities.
If you keep coffee long, or reheat it or holding too much, these will make your coffee go bitter.
Bonus: Keep Everything Clean.
Once you finished making your cup of coffee is recommended to clean all your equipment clean, so next time you want to make a cup of coffee, all your equipment will be clean and ready to use and it will keep the best flavor for your coffee.
To clean your coffee maker it is recommended to run it with a strong vinegar water solution at least once every month, you can also look for some coffee-equipment cleaner, by doing this you will keep your coffee maker free of any mineral deposit.